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The Maryland Legislative Agenda for Women's Conference


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Meeting link will NOT be active until November 14 @ 9am. 

Event Details

Event Details

  • Introductions

  • Keynote panel

  • Agenda selection process

  • Legislation topics - Group 1 (with Q&A)

  • Legislation topics - Group 2 (with Q&A)

  • Legislation topics - Group 3 (with Q&A)

  • General Q&A

  • Close

  • Optional breakouts


Delegate Carol L. Krimm

Democrat, District 3A, Frederick County

President-Elect, Women Legislators of Maryland

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Delegate Krimm is a member of the Appropriations Committee, which includes oversight and subcommittees on pensions, transportation and the environment, and the capital budget.  She is also a member of the Joint Committee on Ending Homelessness, the Special Joint Committee on Pensions, and the Joint Audit and Evaluation Committee.  She was previously a member of the Task Force on Rural Internet, Broadband, Wireless, and Cellular Service.  

Delegate Carol Krimm has been a member of the House of Delegates since 2015.  She is the President-Elect of the Women Legislators of Maryland (the Women’s Caucus) for the 2020-2021 Maryland General Assembly Session.  She previously served as vice-president, 1st vice-president, and 2nd vice-president.

Celeste Davis JD, MPH 

Professorial Lecturer, Department of Health Studies

Faculty Fellow, Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars 

American University, Washington, DC.

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Celeste Davis is a Professorial Lecturer in Health Studies at American University.  She is an educator, activist, and engagement practitioner centering justice in the work of health equity and systems change. Her collaborative, Justice is Love, provides public health education, consultation, and professional development in academic and community spaces.

At American University, Professor Davis teaches classes related to health policy, food justice, and multicultural health.


Professor Davis’ public health experience and policy advocacy includes positions with the ACLU of Michigan, the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law SchoolCommunity Catalyst, and the Baltimore City Health Department.  Professor Davis earned a BS in psychology from Bennett College for Women, a women’s historically Black college, an MPH in health management and policy from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and a JD from the Boston University School of Law

Leigh Goodmark 

Professor of Law - University of Maryland - Frances King Carey School of Law.


Leigh Goodmark is the Marjorie Cook Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Frances King Carey School of Law.  Professor Goodmark co-directs the Clinical Law Program, teaches Family Law, Gender and the Law, and Gender Violence and the Law, and directs the Gender Violence Clinic.  Professor Goodmark is the author of Decriminalizing Domestic

Violence: A Balanced Policy Approach to Intimate Partner Violence (University of California Press 2018) and A Troubled Marriage: Domestic Violence and the Legal System (New York University 2012), which was named a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title of 2012. 


She is the co-editor of Comparative Perspectives on Gender Violence: Lessons from Efforts Worldwide (Oxford 2015).  Professor Goodmark’s work on intimate partner violence has appeared in numerous journals, law reviews, and publications, including Violence Against Women, the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, the Yale Journal on Law and Feminism, and the New York Times. From 2003 to 2014, Professor Goodmark taught at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she served as Director of Clinical Education and Co-director of the Center on Applied Feminism.  From 2000 to 2003, Professor Goodmark directed the Children and Domestic Violence Project at the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law.  Before joining the Center on Children and the Law, Professor Goodmark represented women and children in the District of Columbia in custody, visitation, child support, restraining order, and other civil matters.  Professor Goodmark is a graduate of Yale University and Stanford Law School.


2020 Legislative Proposals to be Presented

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Prepping for the Conference

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Because the conference is virtual, there are some key things we need you to do leading up to the event. 

  1. Install or update Zoom on your laptop. A laptop is preferred over a phone, to take full advantage of the conference. If possible, please use a device with a camera, so that we can engage with you. Click here to install Zoom ( 

  2. This is a paid event and not open to the general public, as such, we want to make sure you can get into the event without problem. As you are installing Zoom, please make sure your Zoom screen name matches the name you used to register for the conference. If you have Zoom already installed, you can simply go to the website, log in and change your screen name under the PROFILE button. 

Need Tech Help?

Need help during the conference? We've got you covered. You can use the chat feature and communicate directly with TECH SUPPORT, or you can return to this page any time and click the TECH SUPPORT button above!

How To Zoom

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Meeting Etiquette

Here are guidelines for how you show up and make the most of the event.

1. WEBCAM ETIQUETTE: With most virtual events, video is one-way. This makes it harder for the host, as well as other attendees. We ask that you enable your webcam during this event, as your speakers will be able to see you, and feel your energy.  PS – Be aware of your surroundings (for example, if you need to use the restroom during the live sessions, and you take your computer with you so you can still hear us, be sure to turn off your audio and video

2. ENGAGE: Due to the size of the conference, we ask that you keep your microphone muted during the main session, but please use the CHAT feature (a button on your Zoom panel) to engage with us. Add comments, respond to questions, provide additional information and ask questions. We will monitor chat throughout the event and will respond where and when we can.

3. BEING PRESENT: Really “listen” to the speakers: Being present is the best gift you can give yourself! Resist the urge to take tons of notes (versus listening for and capturing big takeaways). Keep your phones on do not disturb and turn your email notifications off to minimize distractions. If you have children, set up a play area where you can keep an eye on them while they are self-entertaining.

4. YOUR BEST YOU: Listen to your body: be your best self: Eat healthy and stay hydrated and

caffeinated! Plan ahead to have snacks on hand.

5. EXPANSION: Take the time during networking breaks and breakouts to connect with fellow attendees.

6. QUESTIONS: There will be an opportunity to post questions (using chat) for the team to see, and we will have dedicated time to interact with each other during the event. Post your questions succinctly, including only the relevant details to get the best possible answer. 

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